The Action Alliance, AA, has dissociated itself from the suit instituted against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and three of its principal officers by Kenneth Udeze, a factional Chairman of the Party.
National Chairman of the party, Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje, Udeze had approached the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to obtain form 48 against INEC and its chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu.
He stated that he (Udeze) also joined the INEC Director in charge of political party monitoring and liaison, Mr Aminu Idris and the Director in charge of Litigation and Prosecution, Dr Tanimu Mohammed in the suit marked FCT/HC/CV/174/2022.
According to Omo-Aje, “Udeze and his co-travellers are on their own and have no right to represent the party at any level, having been expelled from the party a long time ago.
“The National chairman of the party is the only authentic and recognized person to represent the party at any level on any issue that affects the party and he is not a party to any suit against the Election umpire.”
The statement claimed that some courts of competent jurisdiction, including an Ogun State High Court, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal had ordered INEC to recognize Omo-Aje as the national chairman of the AA.